25th February 2022
Naturally, having an electric car service can be quite different to having a fuel car serviced – as electric cars do not have a fuel engine and have entirely different needs. However, in most cases, maintaining your electric car is a lot simpler than a traditional combustion engine. Maintenance of an electric car can cost as much as 50% less than a fuel-powered car. Additionally, the maintenance of an electric car can cost as much as 50% less than a fuel-powered car.
Electric cars have significantly fewer parts than your traditional fuel car which means that the mechanic will have fewer checks. Some of these checks made in an electric car service include:
Checking aspects such as oil changes, coolant changes, air filters, and other similar features aren’t necessary, as they are not components of electric vehicles. Even an MOT test on an electric vehicle typically costs less, as there are no emissions tests and fewer parts of the vehicle to check during the test.
Yes, regularly servicing your electric car can save you money – as it prevents significant issues from happening in the long run. As well as this, owning an electric car tends to be more cost-efficient, which can also be partly attributed to the braking capability of the vehicles. EV’s are built for regenerative braking, which means that the electric motor slows down the car whilst putting some electricity back into the battery. This form of braking puts less strain on brakes, which means the brake pads and discs should need replacing less often.
However, what remains the same is the need to regularly check tyres. Your tyres will endure the same wear and tear as they would if you were driving a fuel car. Therefore, it’s essential to check them regularly to ensure that your tread depth remains within the legal limit. Your tyres will endure the same wear and tear as they would if you were driving a fuel car, therefore it is important to check them regularly to ensure that your tread depth remains within the legal limit.
What about the electric car battery?
Most electric cars come with a battery warranty of around ten years or 100,000 miles. The battery in an EV is built to last a long time, so it’s recommended this should only need replacing every decade.
If your EV needs servicing, here at Merityre Specialists we have plenty of experts ready to help you. You can read more about what’s included in our electric/hybrid servicing packages, or for more information, pop into a garage near you today.